Digital Skills Training Success for Local Businesses

Increased custom, networking opportunities and improved business visibility, just three of the benefits reported by the 39 local businesses who took part in a digital business skills course funded by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC). The course was part of the Economic Prosperity Strategy which continues to deliver projects aimed at boosting local businesses.

The course, delivered as a four session training programme by Clockwork City focused on effective social media promotion - understanding the platforms and how to use them effectively. The sessions were followed up by 1 to 1 meetings with the trainer and there will be post-training review workshops held 3 and 6 months after the training ended.

A spokesperson for Kall Kwik, one of the businesses that took part, said, "The four weeks proved highly valuable to us, not just with increased revenue, but with networking and hugely increased business visibility too. . . The impact of the course you are running will be seen for a very long time to come, I'm sure. It has given local businesses a better understanding of what we are all trying to achieve and created some wonderful working relationships."

Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Economy, said, "This training is just part of a wider programme of economic development opportunities we are working on at MVDC. Prosperity is one of our three corporate priorities; we value our local economy and take a pro-business approach.

"The long-term vision for Mole Valley is, by 2028, to be widely recognised as a prime business location attracting the most creative and innovative talent. We are working to create an environment that is vibrant, optimistic, enterprising and productive; enabling businesses to thrive and achieve their aspirations together, whilst offering a great quality of life and beautiful countryside.

"To achieve this aim, over the next year the Economic Development team are hoping to deliver more training and networking opportunities, as well as focusing on engagement with businesses, landlords and commercial agents. There will be support for the rural economy including highlighting funding opportunities, and we are working hard to find rural broadband solutions. The team will also continue to promote and support town and village centres, revitalisation of local markets, and the tourism economy, working with partners such as Dorking Town Partnership, Leatherhead and District Chamber of Commerce and our village trader associations."

Find out more about our ten year Economic Prosperity Strategy at https://www.molevalley.gov.uk/eps

Last Updated: 02/09/2019




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